HVWI triumph at the darts!

Our ladies did us proud at the Teesside Federation of WIs darts tournament this week! There were six teams playing in Tuesday’s heats for the two places in Wednesday’s final, so our A team faced Wolviston WI while our B team had a bye for the first round.

Playing best of three and with one win each, the A team were neck-and-neck with Wolviston right to the wire, falling at the last hurdle when both teams needed double-1 to win.

After tea it was the B teams turn, playing round 1 winners Elm Tree and Fairfield WI. History repeated itself, as with one win each the final game went right through to ‘nearest the bull’ , with steady-handed team captain Barbara clinching the win with her final dart. We were through to the finals!

On Wednesday, our ladies who fought off stiff competition from Hartburn Afternoon WI and then Levendale WI to bring home the trophy, especially Barbara who managed to keep her nerve and throw the final winning ‘nearest the bull’ dart.

Well done to all who played! We’re so proud of our girls!

It’s Show Time !

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The wait is almost over ! Preparations are well underway for the Teesmount Group Show which is set to take place on Saturday 24 March at Greens Lane Methodist Church.

With classes ranging from floral art to homecraft, cookery to photography there’s something for everyone. We’ve been busy baking the set recipe tea loaf, knitting our fishermen’s hat and preparing our other entries, and can’t wait to see the vast array of different entries !

Doors open at 9.30am for members to deliver their entries, with judging commencing at 11.00am prompt. doors will re-open to the public for viewing at 1.30pm, and awards made at 3.15pm. Open to everyone, entrance is just £1.50 and includes refreshments, so if you want to see the best on offer from our local WIs why not come along ?!

Spring has Sprung !

There was Spring in the air and a spring in our step as twelve of our ladies headed out in the morning sunshine in Saltburn today.

A short walk along the clifftop brought us to the Henry Pease rose garden where we stopped to admire a sculpture of the renowned quaker industrialist and philanthropist and chat with the Saltburn in Bloom volunteers who were tending the garden.

IMG_0940aFollowing the winding path down to the shore, we had a short stroll along the beach before heading to Camfields for coffee. It was hard to believe we were sat outside and wearing sunglasses after the atrocious weather in recent weeks !

We then wound our way through the Victorian gardens, climbing back up to the bandstand to admire the view before retiring for lunch in boutique hotel, Brockley Hall.

We were all very impressed with the sumptuous surroundings of the hotel, not least the dining room with hand-painted walls and beautifully set tables. Perfect for ladies that lunch ! The staff had very kindly arranged our tables in a large square which made for great group chatter !!

The food was great value and matched all expectations, so much so that we decided there and then to visit again at the end of the year so we could enjoy the surroundings resplendent with their Christmas decor. All in all another great day !

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For our next walk we are heading off to Cod Beck reservoir, meeting at Osmotherley village cross on 18 April at 10.00am. All welcome !!